February 10, 2023
Visual Arts Subject Expert Teacher, Mr. Narmita, launched the popular Inktober challenge this school year for his Grades 5 – 7 art students.
To celebrate the completion of the challenge our Mountaineer students participated this past week in an exclusive Inktober 31 Day club induction ceremony. Members received a certificate, poster, and pin. Altogether 34 students completed this challenge. Congratulations Mountaineers!
Inktober is a 31 day drawing challenge that takes place during the month of October. Artists from around the world participate in this fun and active challenge, which was created by Jake Parker. During Inktober, students are provided a different word each day to prompt one ink drawing. Participants have the option to use black ink, pen, or marker. Words used this Inktober included farm, gargoyle, and scurry.
“It’s not a competition, it is a challenge to improve student’s drawing skills, and make drawing a regular habit in the day,” says Mr. Narmita. “The hardest thing about art is getting started! Inktober and the daily word helps students get started on something and use creative freedom.”
Mr. Narmita also taught students several book binding techniques such as stitching. Students then hand stitched books of all 31 drawings to showcase.
Student’s book of 31 Inktober sketches.
“Inktober was a way for me to improve my skills,” says Claire, Grade 7. “It was a good experience to challenge myself and the daily word prompts helped me to get out of my comfort zone.”
Students, and even some of our Mountaineer parents who enjoying drawing, are already looking forward to next school year’s Inktober challenge.
Watch Mr. Narmita create the Inktober banner!